A new face to Love Letter is set to release this February from AEG. Art and characters from the Legend of the Five Rings universe have been added to Seiji Kanai’s 2013 bluffing and deduction game.
Love Letter is a card game for two to four players. Each player is trying to gain enough tokens of affection to win the heart of the princess, or in this version, Iweko Miaka. The game is played over a series of rounds until Iweko has given enough tokens of affection to a player. At the start of the game, each player receives a card, that they keep secret and in their hand. On a player’s turn, they draw the top card of the draw pile and discard one of their two cards, applying the card’s affect. Each card has a value and at the end of the round, the highest value in players’ hands is closest to the princess and wins the round.
Characters included in L5R version of Love Letter are Iweko Miaka, Togashi Gozato, Doji Takato, Matsu Misato, Isawa, Tenkawa, Kaiu Akemi, Shosuro Yamazaki, and Seppun Tasuke.